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This Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course is one of the most popular for aspiring medics at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong. The HKU MBBS programme lasts for 12 semesters spreading over six years.

Established in 1887 as the Hong Kong College of Medicine, the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine is the oldest in the city. In 2010-11, the Faculty was ranked number one in Asia for ‘Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Universities’ in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings.

This page will give you detailed information on the HKU MBBS course at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. To see other medical courses available at the University of Hong Kong, visit our HKU Medicine page.

HKU MBBS: What does the course cover?

HKU MBBS at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine covers the following areas:

  • Human Biology in Health and Disease
  • Professional Skills: Diagnostic, Problem Solving, Effective Communication and Clinical Management
  • Population Health, Health Services, Economics and Policy
  • Medical Ethics, Professional Attitudes and Behaviour

The HKU MBBS course covers a variety of topics, including details of the human body, ethical implications of modern medical care and clinical management of patients through Problem-Based Learning (PBL). This means learning will be ‘student-directed’ by approaching real-life medical situations.

The courses also focus on patient contact early in the curriculum so that students are exposed to a real working medical environment early in their education, developing interpersonal skills with patients in a Clinical Skills Training Centre.

Another key aspect of the HKU MBBS course at Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine is that it encourages study overseas – for example, at Oxford, Cambridge or Harvard. These placements are fully funded through scholarships and bursaries – and may be a great opportunity to study in the US or UK!

HKU MBBS: What are the entry requirements?

Students looking to study the HKU MBBS course at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine are required to have the following HKDSE grades:

  • English – Level 4
  • Chinese – Level 3
  • Mathematics – Level 2
  • Liberal Studies – Level 2

You must also attain a Level 3 in two electives, one of which must be Chemistry or Combined Science, with Chemistry as one of the components – as well as having a working knowledge of both Cantonese and English.

For a more detailed guide to the application process at HKU, visit our HKU Medicine page.

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  • HKU Medicine
  • CUHK Medicine
  • HKU Dental
  • Studying Medicine in the UK
  • International Student Life in the UK

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